Payment by results

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1453
  1. Robt Norden Charles Savage,
  2. Mich Feild,
  3. Walter Gatland William Anscomb,
  4. George Mace

    For reasons not difficult to understand, doctors have never favoured payment by results, where the magnitude of their fee, if any, is proportional to their success or otherwise in curing the patient. But payment by results contracts were not unknown in England between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, sometimes being imposed on unwilling physitians (sic), surgeons, or apothecaries by cost conscious parish churchwardens …

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